Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education
Offered By: College of Education
Earn Your Master of Arts in Reading Online
Prepare adolescents with the literacy skills needed for college or a future career. Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education, offered by the College of Education, aligns with the standards of the International Literacy Association and prepares specialists for the demands of student development. The rigorous curriculum serves schools and districts by providing diverse students fair access to high-quality education with a foundation in literacy.
Through observational and practice-based experiences, the MA in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education provides the application of theory and educational best practices to improve literacy in collaborative settings. Effectively deliver curriculum, instruction, and assessment with a strong foundation in corrective reading strategies. It surveys a variety of assessment tools, instructional approaches and effective communication techniques for optimized learning. Candidates engage in advanced studies in secondary schools to inspire the creation of literate environments and support literacy across content areas.
You must submit a copy of your current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience to apply for this program. In addition, it is essential to have access to a 6-12 classroom to complete the program assignments. If your state requires a K-12 credential, please speak with an enrollment representative to discuss available options.
Study Advanced Instructional Strategies
In the Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education program, you examine the process for planning, composing and delivering an engaging and effective reading curriculum for secondary students. You also learn to identify, evaluate and assess instructional strategies using data and student achievement.
What You Will Learn
Learn Leadership Models for Promoting Literacy
In this MA in reading degree program, teacher candidates examine:
- Curriculum planning, development and assessment, and methods to engage diverse learners.
- Theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
- Professional learning and leadership models for promoting literacy, emphasizing positive dispositions in individual and collaborative learning environments.
- The application of brain research to classroom practice and its effect on curricular, instructional and assessment decisions.
Explore Career Options in Curriculum and Instruction
With a master's in reading at the secondary level, you may choose to pursue a career as a reading or curriculum specialist, teacher, tutor, literacy support provider and school literacy coach. You may choose to work in a variety of settings, including private, charter and public secondary and middle schools, social service agencies and education welfare organizations.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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